Bahrain’s Ministry of Housing is evaluating prequalification entries from companies for the contract to build the Al-Madina al-Shamaliya sewage treatment plant (STP) and long sea outfall project.

The ministry received prequalification documents from 17 bidding consortiums for the contract, which will involve building a sewage treatment plant and associated sea outfall project. The bidding groups contain the following companies:

  • Gulf Canadian Engineering Consultancy (UAE)
  • Tecton (UAE)/ WTE (Germany)
  • Kharafi National Company (Kuwait)
  • Six Construct (Belgium)
  • Degremont (France)/Alghandi (UAE)/ CCC (Athens-based)
  • KMC (local)/ Mace Contractors (UAE)/ Hyundai Rotem (South Korea)
  • SNC Lavalin International (local)
  • Drake & Scull (UAE)/ Aziz Contracting (Saudi Arabia)
  • NBHH (UAE)/ Batco (Lebanon)
  • Metito (UAE)/ Mushrif Trading & Contracting (Kuwait)
  • Larsen & Toubro Saudi (India/Saudi Arabia)/Waterleau (Belgium)/ Al-Moayyed Contractors (local)
  • GP Zachariades (local)/ Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies (VWS) (France)
  • Belhasa Projects (UAE)/ Wabag (local)
  • Eagle Electromechanical Company (UAE)
  • Bahrain Pipeline Company (local)/ R Grobmann (Germany)/ Neemtech (UAE)
  •  KCC Engineering and Contracting Company (KCCEC)(Kuwait) / Gulf Eco (UAE)
  •  CrownElectro – Mechanical Services (local)/ Korea Engineering Consultants Corporation (KECC)

The project is being funded by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, and as a result the prequalification was restricted to:

  • UAE contractors
  • UAE/Bahraini joint ventures
  • UAE joint ventures
  • Bahraini contractors
  • Bahraini joint ventures

The Madina al-Shamaliya project is the second STP that is being planned in Bahrain. In December, the Works Ministry received 25 prequalification entries for the project to expand its Tubli sewage treatment plant.

The Tubli expansion project was originally scheduled to follow the example of the Muharraq wastewater treatment plant, currently being developed by a consortium led by South Korea’s Samsung Engineering, and be procured by a public-private partnership (PPP) model. However, the Works Ministry has re-evaluated the Tubli plans and will now develop the project using a more traditional procurement method.

German firm P2mberlin is the consultant for the Tubli expansion scheme. P2mberlin, together with Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Technische Zusammenarbeit (GTZ) and Dornier Consulting, has provided consulting services for the development of a sewerage masterplan for the whole kingdom of Bahrain.

Expansion of the Tubli plant has been a key priority for the Bahraini government for several years. Tubli is the largest wastewater treatment plant on the island and covers sewage treatment for Bahrain’s capital city, Manama.